The National Waste & Recycling Association is the trade association that represents the private sector solid waste and recycling industry. Visit and learn more the Association at wasterecycling.org.
Begin with the Bin is a public education resource developed by the National Waste & Recycling Association.
The National Waste & Recycling Association is located at:
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20008
T: 800-424-2869, 202-244-4700
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Trash – it’s a part of our everyday. We make trash, we see trash, and we dispose of trash. Trash is a big deal and it's worth our collective attention as a nation. We are moving in the right direction. Through technological advances and shifts in trash consciousness – society is beginning to waste less, recycle more, and reap other benefits from the responsible management of trash. It begins with the bin – what you do and don’t put into it. Visit these pages to learn more about where trash is going (and not going) in the future!
Today’s modern landfills are no longer the “dumps” of yesterday. They are sophisticated trash repositories that also generate natural gas, which we can use to power our trash trucks and some cars.
The solid waste industry currently produces more than half of America's renewable energy, more than combined energy outputs of the solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind power industries (U.S. DOE, Energy Information Administration).
A can or bottle is able to live forever. There is no limit to the number of times that glass or aluminum can be recycled. So, that soda you drink today, could theoretically be shared with your great, great, great grandchild!
Think Before You Throw: Tips on What (and What Not) to Recycle04:25Recycling these days is easier than ever. But even as it becomes increasingly convenient, recycling can still be confusing for some people -- and recycling "wrong" can cause complicated hang-ups at the recycling plant. Here we show you how to recycle right -- from paper to plastics and everything in...
Introducing the National Waste & Recycling Association02:16We are now the National Waste & Recycling Association! The association representing the private-sector waste and recycling industry in the United States has changed its name and unveiled a new logo and tagline. The name change follows the merger of Environmental Industry Associations and its sub-a...
What do the numbers on plastic mean?03:31Anne Germain, director of waste and recycling technology for the National Waste & Recycling Association explains what the numbers on plastic mean. The numbers don't always mean the item is recyclable (although it usually is), but instead are resin identification codes for the type of plastic the ob...
The basics of recycling plastics02:36Anne Germain, the National Waste & Recycling Association's director of waste and recycling technology, talks about what plastics you can and can't recycle -- and some of the materials they're made into. Today we're mainly talking about PET/PETE and HDPE, plastic numbers 1 and 2, respectively. #plas...
Card Payment Services02:08Card Payment Services assists NSWMA and WASTEC members with credit card processing and offers the lowest rates available.Participating members have seen their processing fees decrease by more than 30 percent. This includes Utility Rate Pricing for NSWMA members and Level 3 Processing for WASTEC memb...
Coast To Coast Financial Solutions03:45Past due bills and bad debt hurt your business's profitability, cause cashflow problems, and constrain your ability to grow. Perhaps worst of all, dealing with your accounts receivable distracts your attention and resources from the parts of the business that are most important to you and your custo...
EIA Member Savings Program: Enhanced Benefits Card02:12EIA members are eligible to get a FREE Enhanced Benefit Card offering discounts for prescriptions, lab work, dental work, vision services, hearing aids and more, to pass along to your employees. The program also offers a variety of insurance products with competitive pricing including individual and...
Please be safe around garbage trucks03:37Every day, thousands of men and women in the waste and recycling industry work hard to keep their communities clean. Unfortunately, inattentive and distracted drivers are a major cause of accidents every day -- making garbage collection one of the most dangerous jobs there is. Just as drivers are a...
AmWINS Property & Casualty Insurance Program01:35Since the 1980s the Environmental Industry Associations has sponsored a top of the line Casualty Insurance Program for waste service companies of all sizes and types, providing auto liability, general liability, workers compensation and environmental coverage. Our objective has been to provide: ...
EIA Member Savings Program: Surety bonds from Nielson & Company02:20Nielson & Company has the surety industry's best personnel and technical resources, exclusively dedicated to companies in the solid waste industry. Their expertise runs the gamut of the solid waste industry and includes residential hauling, commercial collection, recycling, municipal contracts, tran...
EIA Member Savings Program: Concorde02:47Concorde offers a variety of innovative, user-friendly services including DOT compliant driver qualification file management, drug and alcohol program management, pre-employment background screening, employment verification, physical exams, audit support, and litigation services. Preferred pricing f...
EIA's safety materials01:52The Environmental Industry Associations' safety program features videos and other materials to raise awareness with sanitation workers and the public in order to improve keep employees safe and sound. People who work on garbage trucks, landfills or recycling facilities are at a higher risk for injur...
EIA's safety program02:51The Environmental Industry Associations' safety program is second to none. The waste and recycling business is, by its nature, a dangerous one. Waste businesses could improve their safety record by following the EIA materials.
EIA advocacy at the state level03:07The Environmental Industry Associations, through its National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) state chapters, advocates for the industry on the state level. Chapters make sure that decision makers hear their point of view.
EIA local chapter networking01:54Environmental Industry Associations members who attend meetings at their local National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) state chapter develop friendships, alliances and networks that serve them every day.
Overview04:57A look at the benefits of membership in the Environmental Industry Associations -- through its sub-associations, the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC) -- from its members.
Member Savings Program02:54A look at the benefits of joining the Environmental Industry Associations -- and its sub-associations, NSWMA and WASTEC -- through its member savings program.
Recycling on the inside: Materials recovery facility (MRF)04:08Video from a materials recovery facility -- the place where all your recyclables get sorted.
EIA 2011 Holiday Greeting00:26NSWMA and WASTEC staff would like to wish all of our members, consultants and others in the industry a happy holiday season.
EIA Driver of the Year Tony Louzon from ACE Solid Waste, Inc.02:20
NSWMA: Slow Down to Get Around PSA01:01At least six waste collection workers died after being struck in roadway accidents during the past year. This public service announcement is the latest component of the "Slow Down to Get Around" safety campaign aimed at motorists driving near trash and recycling vehicles.
NASA heats 31 buildings at its Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, using energy from landfill gas.
Mars Snackfood US factory is fueling a manufacturing facility with landfill gas.
New York City’s Fresh Kills Landfill is being converted into one of the nation’s largest city parks.
A Waste Management landfill and gas pipeline are helping to power a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina.
In Florida, Waste Management is partnering to create an elephant preserve set to become an international resource in elephant conservation.
The University of New Hampshire is covering 80 to 85 percent of its energy needs through landfill gas.
Republic Services and Anheuser-Busch are partnering to cover 55 percent of a local brewery’s energy needs using landfill gas.
Republic Services, Inc. combined a first-of-its-kind solar technology with an existing biogas-to-energy system to turn a Texas landfill into a sustainable energy park.
One of California’s largest renewable energy projects is a landfill-gas-to-energy station that is powering the cities of Alameda and Palo Alto.
Landfill gas may eventually displace as much as 50 percent of a Honeywell International chemical plant.